Contrary to certain of my co-workers’ opinions, I am receptive to email….it just takes me time to get through all of it. If you would like to write me, my email address is kindle at gagler dot com (I write it that way in a small attempt to thwart the spammers).
Here’s an email I received from Lance on how he used his Kindle for school: maybe these tips will assist some of you, too, as I wish I had it when I was in grad school – I would have saved thousands!
Hope your travels will be fine soon. I hear you about adjusting to time zone differences – just when you are used to it, you are going back!
I wanted to let you know that I just completed an online course toward my master’s degree and I used the Kindle for many tasks in completing the work. First and foremost, the text was available in Kindle format – at 50% of the cost of buying the book at the bookstore! I loved the highlighting and bookmark feature for the Kindle book. It works just as well as the traditional highlighter in a paper book – and you can erase them later! Also was much easier to refer back to highlights as you can use the Menu feature for that.
There were supplemental reading assignments that were provided as PDF files or Word files – read them on the Kindle as well. Much better than either reading on the computer screen or having to print them out.
I even used the kindle to make notes for my weekly postings on the discussion boards. If the post was going to be short enough, such as a reply, I would even type the whole post out as a note, transfer it to my computer, clean it up and then send it out. What I liked about doing that is if I had an idea, I could use the Kindle to jot it down right away instead of waiting until I got to my computer where my “old timers disease” could kick in and I would forget! Only drawback is that the Kindle method was not feasible for the lengthier posts, but even then, the notes in my Kindle helped me arrange my thoughts for the post.
I just wanted to pass this along as well. Love the Kindle, love your blogs and I have TONS of free books on it thanks to you. As well as the games. Like you, I am addicted to a game and am reading a lot less due that game. You like Scrabble and I am addicted to Monopoly. I can’t get enough of that game on my Kindle.
Keep on writing and being our spokesman for the Kindle.
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